Triadic Color Scheme: What Is It And How Is It Used?

Just like analogous, a triadic color scheme is easier to understand than it may sound. Instead of grouping three or more colors that neighbor each on the color wheel, you’ll be taking three colors that are equally spaced and decorating your space with these beautiful, contrasting shades. This too will create a harmonious look but without the slightly ombre or monochromatic styling, instead it’s much more interesting and vivacious.

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Whether it’s a pairing of red, yellow and blue or orange, violet and green … once these shades are paired together you’ll see the bright magic they can create. And since there has to be an equal spacing between each 3rd point, there are only 4 combinations on a traditional colors wheel.

1. Violet, Orange & Green

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Contemporary in overall design but unique and refreshing in the colors chosen, you can easily see how they tones compliment and play contrasting roles in this living room.

2. Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green & Red-Violet

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We are loving this feminine and springtime lounge area. It’s got a touch of femininity and a beautiful mix of colors that pop with personality against the neutral, cream foundation.{found on hgtv}.

3. Blue-Violet, Yellow-Green & Red-Orange

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4. Red, Yellow & Blue

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This living room is full of interest and eclectic appeal, and the unique color pairings are one of the more transformative additions. Without the bright colors, this room would be a more cluttered and chaotic mess, with the colors you see much more style and detailing.

5. Violet, Orange & Green

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We are loving the traditional and cozy value of this living room, but the wonderful color selection turns it up a notch and create a very personal twist on a classic, home style.{found on ssidesign}.

6. Yellow-Orange, Blue-Green & Red-Violet

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Here are some richer examples of the “in-between” shades on the color wheel. And it’s also a wonderful example of how triadic color schemes can completely transform a classic room.{found on davidrausch}.

7. Blue-Violet, Yellow-Green & Red-Orange

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For a quirky take on a ultra contemporary dining room, take a good peek at this gorgeous set-up. It’s unique and vibrant without being too kitschy or harsh on the eyes.{found on johndavidedison}.

8. Red, Yellow & Blue

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Vivacious, refreshing and clean, this color combination can turn a kid’s bedroom or playroom into something so youthful and fun! The little ones with love the vibrancy and powerful look.

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And again, remember, the colors you use don’t need to be as clear and concise as what you would see on a traditional color wheel. You can use different shades of what you see in the same ways – including pastels or even darker tones. Just make sure they’re equally spaced for a fun and interesting look.

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